Paul Treu, coach of the Springbok Sevens team, on Monday released star back Robert Ebersohn to join the South African Under-20 team as they prepare to depart for Japan for the International Rugby Board’s Junior World Championship.
Rugby 365 reports that Ebersohn, who was the SA Young Player of the Year in 2008, has been named as captain of the SA Under-20 team, coached by Eric Sauls.
“We felt it would be better for Robert to join up with the Under-20s. They gather in Johannesburg on Thursday for their final preparation and capping ceremony before the tournament in Japan,” said Treu.
“We need one more point to clinch the IRB’s World Sevens Series for 2008/09 and I believe we have the players to do that.
“Paul Delport is still with us from last week and Marius Schoeman has also arrived.
“We will make a final call on the squad of 12 to play in Edinburgh this weekend at a later stage this week.”Tweet